I can't commit to having birthday parties for my boys every year. Just can't do it. And because I consider my sister an expert on all-things-parenting, I'm going to copy what she does, which is "friend" parties for the years when the boys turn a multiple of four (so 4, 8, 12, 16). This doesn't mean, however, that we're not willing to do something fun on the off years. So like last year, we let him pick a friend and an activity. This year it was our neighbor friend and going to the Air and Space Museum at Dulles (the Udvar Hazy one). It's hard to not have a great time here.
Paper airplanes demo.
And then on Sunday we finally got around to making his cake. Theme cakes have never been done before in our house. But last year I made the mistake of giving him this book for Christmas and he was immediately enamored with a castle cake in there. So Chuck stepped up and did it. And also like last year, we hosted family for dinner. The End.
P.S. More about that cool museum: In August, one of the helicopters that my dad flew when he was a Marine will be flying in and landing there. We're so going. We're so sitting in the cockpit and getting pictures.